Monday, June 06, 2005

Healthy Brown Spice Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. The cookies will bake for 15 minutes on a greased baking sheet.

In a large mixing bowl combine:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Mix well, then add:
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, scant
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, scant
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves, scant
Mix well, then let sit for ten minutes so all the cookies will have the same consistency.

The cookies do not spread much when baking, so this recipe is good for making fun shapes.

These cookies are only 16% calories from fat and they have almost as much fiber as whole wheat bread, so you can eat as many as you want with no reason to feel guilty.

(This recipe, as with all my recipes, may be freely distributed if credit is given.)